Senate to Hold Sunshine Week FOIA Hearing

Longtime FOIA supporter and open-government leader Senator Patrick Leahy has announced the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a FOIA oversight hearing during Sunshine Week, “The Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital Age”. The Senate Judiciary Committee will hear from witnesses with experience in government and as requesters.

The hearing, set for Tuesday, March 15 at 10:15 AM (226 Dirksen), will feature two panels:

Panel I:

Miriam Nisbet
Director, Office of Government Information Services (OGIS)
National Archives and Records Administration
College Park, Maryland

Melanie Pustay
Director, Office of Information Policy
Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.

Panel II:

Sarah Cohen
Sunshine In Government Initiative
Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and
Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Durham, North Carolina

John Podesta
President and Chief Executive
Center for American Progress
Washington, D.C.

Thomas Fitton
President
Judicial Watch
Washington, D.C.

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